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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, April 29, 2012 5:37 pm

Iowa heavyweight faces public intoxication charge

The Associated Press

Iowa heavyweight wrestler Bobby Telford faces a charge of public intoxication after an incident last weekend outside an Iowa City bar.

A police reported cited by the Iowa City Press-Citizen ( says the 20-year-old Telford was found leaning against the front of the bar late the night of April 20. Police say he smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated.

Police say Telford refused to take a breath test.

The redshirt freshman finished the season 29-9 and placed fifth at the NCAA tournament. He was named an All-American.

Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands had no comment on the arrest.